I posted here when school first started about my grandson who just started kindergarten. He stays with me on school nights. He was having all kinds of issues and the school was considering putting him out and not accepting him for kindergarten till next year (he was just 5 on June 1; my opinion, having taught kindergarten for about 25 years was that he should wait till next year). Then son and daughter in law went to the doctor and they put him on focalin. So yesterday was his first parent teacher conference. The teacher says he has made a complete turn around and is doing MUCH better. I help him with homework and there are some issues: at this point he doesn't hear beginning sounds or rhyming words. Those ideas are totally foreign to him but he does go to speech and I think there is a correlation there. But anyway, his behavior is better, his attention is better, his writing is better, he is doing the work, etc. He knows his numbers, is interested in reading and writing, likes to be read to, etc. So...let's just hope it continues. I will keep working with him and hope that he can contine. I'm not a big fan of medications but maybe they were right and I was wrong.